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A fighter plane takes off for patrol and military exercises around Taiwan carried out by the Eastern Theater Command of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, April 8. Xinhua News Agency via Getty Images hide caption

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China is subtly increasing military pressure on Taiwan. Here's how

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Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman elected to U.S. Congress was running for president in 1972 when she had a remarkable interaction with the pro-segregation George Wallace, then governor of Alabama. Her efforts to build bridges with him ultimately changed his point of view. She's pictured here giving a speech at Laney Community College during her presidential campaign. Howard Erker/Oakland Tribune-MediaNews Group via Getty Images hide caption

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Lessons from brain science — and history's peacemakers — for resolving conflicts

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tells NPR that the U.S. remains committed to the Kurds, American allies in the Syrian war, even as the U.S. plans to withdraw troops from the country. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Despite Remaining ISIS Threats, Pompeo Says U.S. Made 'Caliphate In Syria Go Away'

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